Northern Area Group

Serving: Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom counties

Districts: Anacortes, Arlington, Bellingham, Blaine, Burlington-Edison, Concrete, Coupeville, Darrington, Edmonds, Everett, Ferndale, Granite Falls, LaConner, Lake Stevens, Lakewood, Lopez Island, Lynden, Marysville, Meridian, Monroe, Mount Baker, Mount Vernon, Mukilteo, Nooksack Valley, Northwest Career and Technical Academy, Oak Harbor, Orcas Island, San Juan Island, Sedro-Wooley, Snohomish, Sno-Isle Skills Center, South Whidbey, Stanwood-Camano, Sultan

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Goals for 2023-24

  • Increase CTE experiences in Middle Schools.
  • Develop systems for CTE responsibilities and requirements.
  • Create clear expectations for CTSO’s and CTSO Advisors.
  • Expand Work-Based Learning.

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Organizer: Northern
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Committee Representatives


Wes Allen, Sno-Isle Tech


Jodi Jacobs, Everett
Susan McCoard, Everett

CTE Administrative Program Advisory

Brian Burdon, Snohomish

Conference Planning

Shannon Tarrach, Monroe


Kevin Davis, Granite Falls


Karissa Kelley, Sultan

What do Area Group Leaders do?

  • Participate in WACTA meetings:
    • WACTA Executive Board/Group Leader meetings
    • Area Group Leader conference calls
    • WA-ACTE Legislative GoTo Meetings (if Legislative Representative cannot)
  • Establish or update Area Group communication tree:
    • Member telephone numbers (work and home)
    • Member mailing addresses (work and home)
    • Member e-mail addresses (work and home)
    • Contact system
  • Identify Area Group legislative representative and inform them of their responsibilities
  • Conduct local area group meetings:
    • Develop agenda
    • Communicate meeting dates, time, and location to members and OSPI Career & Technical Education staff
    • Share WACTA Program of Work and current issues (including legislative)
  • Develop or solicit submittals for WACTA Board meetings and website
    • Area Group report for WACTA Board meetings
    • Informational articles for posting on WACTA website
  • Organize Area Group door prize contributions to Fall and Spring Conferences if area group is asked to assist
  • Organize Area Group participation in WACTA Awards and activities:
    • Scholarships
    • Administrator of the Year Award
    • Annual Program of Work committee assignments
  • Facilitate communication of state level CTE issues to Area Group members, as well as local Area Group concerns/input to WACTA Executive Board